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Kemper -- Bettie Kemper died November 17 in Lake Oswego, Oregon, at the age of 83. She was born in Rusk County, Texas. Mrs. Kemper's husband of 37 years, Charles H., died in 1977. After living in Albuquerque for 35 years she moved to the Portland area two years ago. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Miller of Quray, CO; her son, Ken of Lake Oswego, OR; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. A Memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church of Alameda, where she was a member for many years. Inurnment was at Albuquerque's Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
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Lawrence -- James L. Lawrence, age 66, a resident of Belen, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 1998. He is survived by his mother, Alva Sanders of Morris Chapel, Tenn.; sisters, Janice Swank and husband, Larry of Corrales, NM, Judy Hampton of Sopchopey, FL; brothers, Charles Douglas and wife, Janet of Estancia, NM, Allen Douglas and wife, Rita of Belen, NM. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 4, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Lucero -- Theresa Maxine Trujillo Lucero, 49, a resident of Albuquerque for 26 years, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998. She is survived by her husband, Fred A. Lucero; son, Michael A. Lucero; and parents, Alex J. and Margaret B. Trujillo. Maxine was a graduate of Sandia High School in 1967. She graduated from Columbia University in 1972 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She married Fred A. Lucero on July 15, 1972. Maxine was a certified Dental Hygienist and spent twenty-one years of her career working for Kirtland Air Force Base Dental Clinic. She was a dedicated wife and mother who was willing to do anything for her family. Her loving heart will forever be missed. Public visitation will be Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m. at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4841 Tramway Ridge NE, with Deacon Alex J. Trujillo reciting. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at John XXIII Catholic Community, with Father Arkad Biczak, Celebrant. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE.
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Mobberley -- David John Mobberley, 75, died at his residence in Albuquerque, Tuesday, December 1, 1998. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. David was a lieutenant in the Canadian Army with the 7th Reconnaissance. He landed at Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. David served in France, Belgium, and Germany. He left Canada for Honolulu, HI. David worked for Theo H. Davies which was one of Hawaii's BIG FIVE firms. He later became Manager Hawaiian Islands for Qantas Airways until he retired in 1981. Upon retirement, he moved to Albuquerque and he became an active golf member of the Four Hills Country Club. David is survived by his wife, Margaret of Albuquerque; son, Steven J. Mobberley of San Francisco; daughter, Maile Williams; son-in-law, Randall B. Williams; grandchildren, Ford and Summer of Orinda, CA; and brother, Bruce Mobberley of Chasta, MN. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, December 4, 1998, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating.
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Pfersdorff -- Ottomar"Otto" Henry Pfersdorff, 95, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Tuesday, December 1, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Cordelia Pfersdorff of the family home; daughters, Susan Lunsford and husband, Richard of Buffalo, NY, and Jane Puryear and husband, Robert of Santa Fe, NM; grandson, Jeremy Stevens and wife, Sophie of Durham, NC; granddaughter, Rebecca Jane Stevens of Baltimore, MD; sister, Marie Hausler of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Donald Hope and wife, Joy of Culpepper, VA; and nephew, James Pfersdorff and wife, Sylvia of Tucson, AZ. Mr. Pfersdorff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He began his career as a professional engineer in Missouri, and Illinois. Later, Mr. Pfersdorff moved to Caracas, Venezuela where he and his family resided for 21 years. During this time, he was awarded a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. After Dr. Pfersdorff's retirement in 1971, the family moved to Albuquerque. He was a member of St. John Methodist Church, the Palo Duro Senior Center, and the Palo Duro Philatelic Club. He was a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the A.S.M.E. International, and the College of Engineers-Venezuela. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 4, 1998, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Private interment will take place. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, Asthma Fund, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas NE.
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Romero -- Epimenia (Pimmie) Romero, 62, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, died Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Eliseo Romero; children, Michael H. Romero and wife, Allene, Leroy Romero, Ronald Romero and wife, Bert and Theresa Lovato; grandchildren, Michael R. and Leon Romero, Caroline Apodaca, Denise and Jerome Lovato, Mathew, Adrian, Aaron and Christopher Romero; great-grandchildren, Crystal, Brandie, Ashley and Tiffany Apodaca, Denae Benavidez and Alicia Romero; and brothers and sisters, Delcie Montoya and husband, Manuel, Jose Leandro Padilla and wife, Rebecca, Rose Lucero and husband, Cloroveo, Nancy Herrera and husband, Don, Esequiel Padilla and wife, Agnes, Carlos Padilla and wife, Mary and Lena Lucero and husband, Orlando. She was preceded in death by her parents, Esequiel and Adela Padilla. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a good friend and will be dearly missed by those who enjoyed her company and cooking. Epimenia was a member of the Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 4th and Alameda. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael R. Romero, Leon Romero, Jerome Lovato, Mathew Romero, Adrian Romero and Aaron Romero. Honorary pallbearers will be Carolina Apodaca, Denise Lovato, Christopher Romero. A very special thank you for all your help to Nancy Herrera, Lena Lucero and Presbyterian Hospice. Family and friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Rudroff -- Virginia F. Rudroff went to eternal rest on Tuesday, December 1, 1998. She was born the daughter of Frank and Emilia Zimmerman Priest on February 22, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York. Virginia spent a long career as a telephone operator for the New York Bell, AT & T, and in the Hotel industry in New York City. On retirement in 1970, she and her husband moved to New Mexico where she worked tirelessly in making Ojo de Dios creations for charitable fund raising activities. In 1974, she was honored as a recipient of the St. Joseph Hospital Good Samaritan Award for outstanding devotion to fellow citizens in need and for exemplary conduct which served as an inspiration to friends, constituents and family. In 1985, Virginia moved to Rio Rancho where she made many new friends at Holiday Park where she resided for many years. In July 1998, she moved to Arizona with her daughter to be closer to family. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore; son, Richard; and daughter, Virginia Capobianco. Surviving family includes her daughter, Joyce Karkkainen of Arizona; brother, Edward Priest of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, John Karkkainen, Jr. of Texas, Robert Kryeski of California, Anne Swanson and husband, Al of Arizona, and Kerri Mascarenas and husband, Ray of New Mexico; great-grandchildren, Danielle Karkkainen and Geoffrey Swanson; son-in-law, Louis Capolianco of New Mexico; Godchildren, Denise Lagrega of Florida and Carol Healy of Arizona; and a dear niece, Martha Scott of New York. A visitation will be held today, Thursday, December 3, 1998, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and this evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, December 4, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho with the Rev. Stephen Skelly as the Celebrant. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary.
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Russell -- E. Beatrice Russell, 93, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 2, 1998. She was born in Iron Mountain, MI, and had been a resident of Albuquerque for 66 years."Aunt Bea" was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Russell. She is survived by her sister, Lena Mercer; sister-in-law, Olivia Minucci; niece, Dorothy Eddleman and husband, Rueben; nephews, Allen Mercer and wife, Helen, Harold Mercer and wife, Donna, all of Albuquerque; nieces, Mary McClure of Oracle, AZ, Helen Peters and husband, John of Scottsdale, AZ and Gayla King of Redlands, CA; great nieces, Vickie Merrill and husband, Russ, Carol Hahn and husband, George, Carla Mercer and husband Michael, Lynn Mercer, Phyllis Fetherolf and husband, Ken and Janice Beyer and husband, Michael; great nephews, Lloyd Mercer and wife, Jean, Harold Mercer and wife, Donna, John Mercer and wife, Sherry and Jerry Mercer and fiancee, Mary. She is also survived by many other great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. Aunt Bea had been a resident of Grant Court for six years and leaves many friends there. Services will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Winfred Walker and Father Joseph Vigil officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Memorial contributions may be made to Casa Angelica Home, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105 or the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Scott -- Walter R. Scott, devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully with his wife and family at his side, Tuesday, December 1, 1998. Mr. Scott was born in San Bernardino, CA 64 years ago. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby; son, Don; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Fred Bouchard; granddaughters, Tara and Gina Bouchard, Leah Scott of Albuquerque; sister, Shirley Cline; brothers, Stanley and Sue, Don and wife, Peggy, Tom and wife, Joanne, Charles and wife, Frieda, Benny, Harry and wife, Jackie, Jimmy and wife, Brenda all of California; brother-in-law, Efren Valdez; sisters-in-law, Juanita Cox, Genevieve and husband, Bill Montoya of Albuquerque; godsons, Gerald Montoya of California, Walter M. Scott of Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. He loved to travel, fish and golf; he retired after 20 years from the United States Air Force in 1971, he also retired from the Federal Protective Service in 1996. A rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Iron. Final viewing will be Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary; with graveside services to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. For floral assistance, please call 243-5222. Services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW.
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Shepherd -- Annie Mae Trexler Shepherd, 69, a homemaker, died Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at Rowan Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. The memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Churchland Baptist Church, where she was a member, by the Rev. Steve Martin. Private inurnment will be held in the church cemetery. Mrs. Shepherd was born July 20, 1929, in Rowan County to Cletus Adam Trexler, Sr. and Mildred Elizabeth Earnhardt Trexler. She was an office worker, teacher, and homemaker. She was a 1947 graduate of Granite Quarry High School and 1949 graduate of Salisbury Business College. At Churchland Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Vacation Bible School Director, Acteens leader, Young Women's Auxiliary leader, and Tape Ministry Coordinator. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Hugh Harold Shepherd on August 17, 1997. Surviving are two sons, Luke H. Shepherd and wife, Jan, of Greensboro, and Tobin H. Shepherd and wife, Beverley, of Lexington; two daughters, Leila A. Shepherd and husband, Paul Stennett, of Burlington, and Ellen R. Shepherd of Albuquerque, NM; step-mother, Alma Shives Trexler of Salisbury; six grandchildren, Leslie Shepherd, Lorie Shepherd, Elana Stennett, Kirk Stennett, Noah Shepherd, and Harry Shepherd; sisters, Margaret Livengood and Faye Downum of Salisbury; and brothers, James T. Trexler, Sr. and Roy J. Trexler of Salisbury, and Ralph (Buddy) Trexler, Sr. of Rockwell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Thursday night at Churchland Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and other times at the residence on Swicegood Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Churchland Baptist Church Building Fund, 7516 S. N.C. Highway 150, Lexington 27295; or the Trexler Shepherd Trust of the N.C. Baptist Foundation, 201 Convention Drive, Cary 27511. Piedmont Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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